going to Canada by the St. Lawrence route and across the Canadian Rockies to California & the Yosemite Valley and back the way I took by the Santa Fe route to St. Louis & Eastward — or vice versa i.e. going by the south route and coming back by the Canadian Rockies. I was somewhat disappointed that I did not see the Yellowstone Park so if I go across I must start a little earlier than I did last time. Of course we would take Martinez and look you up and have a long palaver. My friend is about the same age as myself. He was chief accountant in the Commercial Bank of Scotland and many years ago (between 40 & 50 I think) was clerk in the Dunbar branch of that Bank, so he and you might know some people to talk about. It is not alt all decided yet however about [us?] going.I should like if you would give me your views about the route and any other information that might be of use to us.I was calling on Mr. Douglas the publisher today and he was talking about you. He has a little book in hand by one of our h[illegible]t -keepers in the Natural History of the Bell Rock which he got me to write an introduction to. When it is published-which may not be for months yet - I will send you a copy. I am sure it will interest you.My wife has two cousins in Philadelphia Pa and I wish I could get her to accompany me across the Pond for she could stay with them while I was in the west, but I do not think she would go.If it is not too much trouble please let me hear from you soon [about?] this wild project of mine & Believe mesincerely yoursJames MurdockProfessor John MuirMartinezCalifornia
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